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BU Today [POV]: How Did Claims of CRISPR Babies Hijack an International Gene-Editing Summit?

Written By George Annas How is it consistent with either science or ethics to permit a conference on human gene editing to be hijacked by a rogue researcher who is unwilling (or unable) to present evidence that his experiment has actually been done, and to make his data available to scientists and the public? I ...

AP: CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Dr. Sondra Crosby, who has treated victims of torture, including two who were held at CIA secret sites, disagreed. “The enduring pain and suffering experienced by the survivors of the CIA program is immense, and includes severe, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, physical ailments, and psychosocial dysfunction,” said Crosby, of Boston University’s School of Medicine ...

STAT [First Opinion]: More research on ‘dying healthy’ will also help us live healthier

October 3, 2018 By George J. Annas and Sandro Galea Helping people live longer has been a central goal of medicine for decades. The quest to extend life raises an interesting question: Should we keep investing in research aimed at adding even more years to the already impressive gains in the average life expectancy that ...

Dr. Sondra Crosby’s briefing on Gina Haspel as the next CIA Director

Dr. Sondra Crosby briefed U.S. Senate staff on the potential implications of confirming Gina Haspel as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).   Read more

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Immigrant Rights Event

Lawyers Eileen Morrison and Linda Cristello graciously volunteered their time to come and lead our Know Your Rights event. We quickly got into the most important topic: What do you if an ICE agent is knocking on your door, or at your work, or on the train with you? The simplest answer is plead the ...

Women’s March on Boston

On Saturday January 21st, coinciding with hundreds of marches nationwide, 175,000 citizens gathered in Boston Common for what is arguably the largest single day protest in the history of the United States. It was a breathtaking sight as seas of people flooded the streets with signs where the creativity was only matched by the significance. ...

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News & Press

May 13, 2015 George Annas offers his views here on the U.S. Navy’s decision to drop the discharge proceedings against the Naval nurse who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo   April 2015 Read George Annas’s editorial on Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Wartimefeatured in the South African Medical Journal February 25, 2015 In The New York Times, Dr. Sondra ...